tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS November 15, 2016 5:30pm-6:00pm CST
captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: transition trouble. the president-elect and a team divided trying to put together an administration. another top adviser is out. who will be secretary of state? >> john would be a very good choice. >> is there anybody better? >> may >> pelley: also tonight, the battle in the south against wildfires fed by autumn leaves. >> you fear that you're going to lose everything you have. >> pelley: the u.s. military puts its faith in a mustard seed to fuel this aircraft. and will the world hold still for the latest online fad?
>> pelley: maybe it's his reality show experience, but president-elect trump seems to be firing more than he's hiring. here in new york, he's working to put together an administration in 66 days, and he has more than 4,000 political appointees to hire. but in the latest, trump turmoil, former congressman mike rogers, considered a possible candidate for c.i.a. director, was forced off the transitio team today. and that's just three days after e head of the transition team was unexpectedly replaced by vice president-elect mike pence. we have more now from major garrett. >> reporter: vice president-elect mike pence arrived at trump tower to finalize cabinet recommendations with president-elect donald trump. sources close to the situation say the transition process is stalled.
christie as transition chair. pence is now in charge and scrambling to increase staff and work flow, especially in the president-elect's main tranition office in the nation's capital. mr. trump intends to make national security nominations first. former new york city mayor rudy giuliani is the current front-runner for secretary of state. also vying for the post, former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, john bolton, who appearedfox news today. >> would you want to be the u.s. se >> well, you know, i'm kind of old school on this business. it's been an honor to serve the country, i've said-- i'll say it again-- it would be an honor to serve the country again, but, ultimately, this is the president-elect's decision. >> reporter: giuliani is pushing hard for the job and his long-standing friendship with mr. trump gives him an edge. >> john would be a very good choice. >> is there anybody better? >> maybe me, i don't know. >> reporter: the leading candidate for attorney general
ssions. sessions was the first senator to support mr. trump in key sessions aides served the president-elect's transition and policy teams. new hampshire senator kelly ayotte, who lost a close race for re-election, has emerged as the front-runner for defense secretary. she tried to distance herself from mr. trump during her campaign, but she would be the first woman nominated to lead the pentagon. the president-elect received his first classified presidential daily briefing today. that's the sameel briefing president obama receives each day. scott, we've also learned all but one of the trump children now have secret service protection. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks very much. in athens, today, president obama took on the role of the greek's missionical casndra, and sunday home a warning on politics. but will it be heard? here's nancy cordes. >> the 20th century was a bloodbath. >> reporter: president obama
the holocaust in response to a question today about the meaning of mr. trump's victory. >> we are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an "us" and a "them. of. >> reporter: his comments came amid a series of politically and rationally tinged vandalism and threats in the wake of last week's state university student was arrested for violently shoving an anti-trump protester in the student union. >> people are fearful. >> reporter: senate democrats accused mr. trump today of stoking that fear by appointing steve bannon to be his chief strategist. bannon is the head of breitbart, the conservative outlet that hailed the glorious heritage of the confederate flag and called trump critic bill kristol a renegade jew.
he wanted breitbart to be the platform for the alt-right, a conservative movement with elements of white nationalism. oregon senator jeff merkley: >> we call on president-elect trump to exclude the propoants of discrimination and hatred from the ranks of his administration, and that includes immediately firing steve bannon as his chief strategist. >> reporter: but house speaker paul ryan said mr. trump has the right to choose his own team and repeatedly refused to criticize bannon. t him win an incredible victory in an incredible campaign. >> reporter: he and his g.o.p. colleagues are uniting around mr. trump, some even donned "make america great again" hats at their weekly meetings. louisiana's steve scalise. >> inside the tag you see, "made in the u.s.a." there are going to be a lot more things made in the u.s.a. when this new administration comes in. >> reporter: privately, some republicans expressing concerns about bannon's high-level role,
cross-wise with the new president-elect, especially, scott, because this is just one of thousands of hires he's going to be making across the government. >> pelley: nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy, thank you. well, another one of those hires is a well-known critic of climate science who does not believe that fossil fuels are warming the planet. his assignment-- staffing the environment protection agency. here's chip reid. of it's a hoa. it's a hoax. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump hast doubt where he stands on the issue of climate change. he wants a dramatic increase in the production of coal and oil, which he says will create jobs, and his e.p.a. transition team is being led by myron ebell, a leading climate change skeptic. ebell, who is not a scientist, disagrees with the overwhelming majority of the climate scientists who say the driving force behind the warming planet is the burning of fossil fuels. >> we believed that the so-called global warming
science but was a political consensus. >> reporter: bob deans is with the natural resources defense council. >> three feet of sea level rise and miami is venice, new orleans is grng the everglades are under water. and three feet of global sea level rise is at the lower end of what scientists expect by the end of this century. >> reporter: mr. trump wants to cancel the paris accords, an agreement reached last near by 190 nations, which commits them to reduce fossil fuel emissions. >> history may well judge it as a turning point for our planet. >> reporter: ebell, who did not respond toaur request for a comment, also wants to repeal president obama's clean power plan, regulations intended to turn the nation away from cold and toward wind and solar power. but deans says he is far from giving up. you're still hoping he will moderate his views from fr what he says on the campaign trail. >> very much so.
be in a world of hurt. >> reporter: world leaders are now meeting in morocco to discuss enforcement of the paris accords, and there is deep concern that if mr. trump does not abide by the agreement, other world leaders might decide to do the same. and scott today the king of morocco said, what's at stake is the very existence of man." >> pelley: chip reid for us tonight. chip, thank you. the president-elect's daughter, ivanka trump, is taking heat today s minutes." she wore a diamond and gold bracelet during lesley stahl's interview, and the next day her company sent an e-mail to fashion writers touting the seen-on-tv bracelet, which sells for more than $10,000. you may recall our story last night on the potential conflicts of interest for trump businesses. in oklahoma city today, a southwest airlines employee was
world airport. flights were canceled and the terminal was locked down. our transportation correspondent kris van cleave is following this. kris, what's the latest? >> scott, the deceased is 52-year-old michael winchester. the shooting happened near a park garage away from the terminal a at will rogers world airport this afternoon. while heavily armed officers searched the parking garage, cochlea homa cityic airport, flights. police have not identified the suspect but say the man is in a vehicle in the airport parking garage. he is surrounded. his condition is unclear. we do know that officers are reviewing security camera video and police have begun moving people out of the airport. will rogers handles about 7,000 to 800asseers daily and is served by several majore been canceled so far, and some passengers have been stuck on planes.
running? >> reporter: well, the police investigation is still going. the city has shut downtown airport, so as soon as police release the airport, planes can start flying again. >> pelley: kris van cleave, thanks very mucotecasks when the outdoors. there is a thick haze in the south from 31 large fires. mark strassmann is on the fire line. >> reporter: this is one flank of one wildfire, the rock mountain fire, five meals into the woods of north georgia. three major wildfires in state have already burned 25,000 acres. >> i'll try to work on getting them turns around here. >> reporter: chad collum supervises 20 firefighters from montana. if flames jump this road, collum's team knows this firefighter will plunge into a
or a change in temperature, and the fire behavior just responds accordingly, and it can escalate very quickly. >> reporter: you're working against a drought, low humidityity, and lots of leaves which become like fuel. >> we have to establish our line and pretty much clean it every day as the new leaves continue to fall. >> reporter: from space, you can see spoke from fires burning in seven states, burning more than 100,000 acres. 5,000 firefighters, many with more expertise from western clock. near lake laura, north carolina, the party rock fire has charred more than 4500 acres and frightened evacuees like theresa wheeler. >> you just don't know what you're going to come or what you're going to hear next or come home to. your fear that you'll lose everything you have. >> reporter: one of the goals is to prent this wildfire from e wilderness and into north carolina. what would help is rain, but
no significant rain in the forecast until christmas. scott. >> pelley: mark strassmann, thanks. coming up next on the cbs evening news, from trash to treasure. kitcn ste is now powering navy jets. and later, from man to mannequin-- the freeze is on. we asked a group of young people when they thought they should start saving for retiremen when they actually did start saving. this gap between when we should start saving and when we actually do is one of the reasons why too many of us aren't prepared for retirement. just start as early as you can. it's going to pay off in the future. if we all start saving a little more today, we'll all be better prepared tomorrow. prudential. bring your challenges. ugh. heartburn.
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